With coaches limited to Zooms and phone calls since the dead period was implemented in March 2020, Jimbo Fisher said he looks forward to the sense of normalcy that will return with the NCAA approving the regular sport-specific recruiting calendars starting June 1.
“I think it’s very big,” he said on Friday, per Gigem247. “Because a lot of these guys we have never seen. At least the last class, a lot you had some contact with them whether they were in camps or things like that. By canceling the camps, a year ago, this new group of guys you’ve never been around so I think it’s very important for both sides, and I think we’ll get back to some normalcy in how we’re trying to do things and live a normal life in the recruiting world.”
Fisher said the team will continue to use social media to stand out to recruits until the dead period is lifted. “Without the opportunity to host prospects in person, schools have had to find ways to market their program, specifically via social media,” the article states.
“I think you’re always learning to market, but I think with social media today, I think that’s become a huge part of it,” Fisher said. “The marketing system through social media and getting things out and your graphics and all those different things, I think, are huge. I think we knew that but when you have to rely on them and that’s the only thing you have to rely on, I think it magnifies it and you can find out how much you really can do.”
Gigem247 reports that Texas A&M is off to a good start in the 2022 cycle with the fifth-ranked class in the country.